|I wished I could have enjoyed the scenery more, but I was so totally focused on the road, the bike and the trucks; I barely saw anything else.|
|Too top it all off, a nice bit of fog rolled in.|
|In part of South America they eat things we would consider odd for breakfast like soup, rice and chicken.|
|It's not our typical breakfast, but you sure get a lot of food for about $3.|
Luckily I had the equator marked on my GPS or I would of missed it. In fact I passed it the first time and had to ride back.
|There actually is sign on the left side of the road.|
|They have build a sun dial and for a buck, a gentlemen will give you a small talk about what he believes is the centre of the world.|
|The man at the Sun Dial. Eventhough he talks really fast and doesn't seem too interested in his job, he has some interesting things to say.|
|South of Quito, I pass by an Army base and see some familiar insignia and decide to turn around and go back.|
|"Always Ready"....just like Paratroopers should be.|
|One of the Troops at the gate.|
|We trade a set of Canadian Jump wings for a set of Ecuadorian Wings.|
|I finally stop in a place called Baños de Agua Santa or Baños for short. It's a small but exciting town. Cheap places to stay, good restaurants, volcanos, tours, massages...you name is. I get a private room at a hostel with parking for my bike too:)|
|Looking out my window to the yard of the Hostel.|
Baños is famous for river sport like rafting and kayaking and guess who loves kayaking. It takes me a little searching, but I finally dial in to the best outfit, guides and kayakers in town. A place called Geotours.
|The group getting ready for a class 3+ paddle.|
|A friendly french Canadian that loves kayaking too.|
|Break time and a little cliff jump for the gang.|
A couple days later I hook up with Andres & Lucho again to run some water falls.
|The boys and myself looking from the top of the last drop.|
|Andres getting ready for the first drop.|
|What it looks like from the bottom.|
|Lucho on the ledge.|
|Me taking a slightly bad line.|